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Why isn't COVID-19 just called SARS-2? Isn't it a second SARS?

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is a disease caused by SARS-CoV—the "SARS CoronaVirus". We now have a second disease caused by a second coronavirus, which we call SARS-CoV-2. So why ...
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about one-piece dental implant

I read on some articles saying that two-piece (kind of nut-and-bolt system) dental implants might have gap as time goes, because a man chews foods everyday. Some bad bacteria (anaerobic bacteria such ...
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What causes delirium in cases of kidney or liver failure? [closed]

Any person can become delirious when extremely ill or taking drugs that affect brain function (psychoactive drugs), but according to this site, organ failure can cause deliriums too: Overall, the ...
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Being excluded from blood donation due to using protein supplementation

I used another clinic from the ones I usually donate blood. The doctor that was responsible for taking my history in regards to approving me as a donor after the usual questions asked me if I use ...
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How long would it take for one's thyroid hormones to get to dangerously low levels?

If the thyroid gland just completely stopped working and it went untreated, how long would it take for one's thyroid hormones to get to dangerously low levels? At what point does Myxedema Coma occur?
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Conversion from ICD9 to ICD-O [closed]

I am actually a data analyst (now) and not a cancer expert. I am managing a dataset of pediatric subjects with malignant cancer and their ICD-9 codes are given (140-209). Recently I am required to ...
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Do these diagrams have an official name (treatment plan, treatment schedule, protocol)

I am doing research on treatment plans and protocols in order to design software to minimize error when indicating medicine, procedures, exams, etc. We also want to monitor treatment and somehow ...
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Do “a joint sprain” and “a joint displacement” mean the same thing?

According to Cambridge Dictionary, "sprain" means an injury to a joint (= a place where two bones are connected) caused by a sudden movement Do "a joint sprain" and "a joint ...
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How can people live in extreme heat with little water?

There are people living in extreme heat without air conditioning and little water. I would like to understand how this is possible without constant heat stroke. As an example, the Afar people live in ...
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Heightened risk of bacterial endocarditis for receptive anal sex partners

TL;DR version: Is there any proof of correlation (or lack thereof) between receptive rectal intercourse and raised risks for bacterial endocarditis? [UPDATE] Does it hold even for protected sex, given ...
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A covid-19 strategy based on rapid “contagiousness tests” - how to make it work?

Background / research so far I am very intrigued by the idea of rapid "contagiousness tests", "infectiousness tests" or just "rapid tests" for SARS-CoV-2 which have ...
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Has the Covid-19 prevalence study on entire population of Vò been formally published somewhere?

It's been mentioned in another answer that In COVID-19, The University of Padua, Veneto Region and the Red Cross tested the population of Vò, Italy, 3300 people, to establish the natural history of ...
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Strategies to conserve filters

If using reusable elastomeric respirators with dual filters (e.g. 3M 6200, 7502, or 6800) in medical settings with potential contact with Covid positive people, in order to conserve the limited number ...
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As epidemiological countermeasures, why are flights cancelled and surface transport is not?

An early measure to avoid the spread of COVID-19 has been the cancellations of flights from infected zones, e.g.: https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-spain-flights/corrected-spain-...
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Is there a “maximum” HSV-2 incubation period that we can use to narrow down the likely infection source?

My research online regarding the incubation period for HSV-2 indicates that it is "usually about 2-12 days". I understand this period to be the time that elapses from contracting the virus ...
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Is there solid data whether abandoning information technology in healthcare increases adverse events or errors made?

Hello fellow scientists, I work in a hospital where a lot of processes are digitalized (e.g., electronic health records, QR-code assisted workflow for prescribing medication etc.). I am looking for ...
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Is chronic fatigue syndrome a symptom of myocarditis?

In the past few weeks I've seen news that Covid-19 infection is often followed by myocarditis or effects similar to chronic fatigue syndrome (though it is simply too soon to call it CFS). Because both ...
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Is using a shield rather then a mask effective with covid-19?

I am seeing more people wearing a shield rather then a mask in public. I read this article here that talked about a mask alone as protection. To summarize the answer it was maybe a shield alone offers ...
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How can I take blood pressure into the cardiac output formula?

I wanted to know if there is some kind of formula that can help me calculate the cardiac output. So, lets say we have a standing person. The StrokVolume should be around 100 cm2 for the average adult, ...
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Do presymptomatic people test PCR-positive

I know that RT-PCR testing can detect coronavirus in symptomatic and asymptomatic carriers. I was wondering whether a presymptomatic carrier (I don't know if the terminology is correct, but I mean ...
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What is topical snuff?

I am reading Burket’s Oral Medicine, Chapter - 4 on ‘Ulcerative, Vesicular, And Bullous Lesions’. Under Herpesvirus infections, the author has this to say: Animal studies on hamster cheek pouches ...
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Tick bite treatment. Doxycycline intake suspended after 3 days only. If substituted by Bactrim, is there a risk to develop bacteria resistant?

A patient was bitten by a tick and carried the tick on his skin for 5/6 days (which got engorged at the end). Then the tick dropped spontaneously. He has been prescribed a preventive antibiotic course ...
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COVID-19 vaccine

A group of scientist developed Equine polyclonal antibodies (EpAbs) obtained after immunization of horses with the receptor-binding domain of the SARS-CoV-2 viral Spike glycoprotein. https://ri....
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The placebo effect

Is it possible to eliminate the groups of placebos in all those clinical trials that have a precision medicine nature? Since if it is precision medicine, it is supposed to cure 100% of those affected ...
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Does a KN95 that says 'non medical' helps to protect against COVID-19?

I saw this type of face masks on a 'building tools' store (like home depot), and on the label said, among other things in chinese and english, non medical. In this KN95 Masks Explained mentions ...
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Can eating food cause you to gain more weight than the mass of that food, over time [duplicate]

NOT A DUPLICATE OF: Can food make you put on more weight than it's own weight? That question diverges off into stuff about calories and energy density and other stuff, which I'm not interested in ...
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What is the meaning of SIR-model in context with epidemic spreading like covid-19

In context of epidemiology we encounter the acronym SIR-model. What does it stand for?
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Derive radiation exposure from DICOM files

DICOM files (e.g. from CT scans) contain raditation related data. I think this is the relevant section in the standard. Here's an excerpt from such a DICOM file: (0018, 0022) Scan Options ...
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Is there ICD-10 AM PCS?

I know there are 2 different forms of ICD10 for diagnoses the first is the australian version ICD10 AM and the other is ICD10 CM ( i dont know what is CM is short for ) Anyway, I also know there are ...
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How sophisticated were efforts to track the spread of past pandemics for public information?

I am currently inquiring into the COVID Tracking Project for a first-year university course. I would like to give some historical context, i.e. past attempts at pandemic tracking. Searching the web ...
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DIY hypernatrimia test

Is there a reliable, accessible blood test kit that can be administered at home to monitor hypernatrimia ? I understand that because sodium does not produce colored compounds, serum sodium cannot be ...
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Do we need vaccines for different things after our childhood?

Recently, as the news about COVID vaccine is everywhere, I'm seeing some similar stuff on many sites like "we will need yearly vaccine like other vaccines", "we would need covid vaccine ...
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how many 'lives' are saved from one donation of blood?

The red cross claims that donating blood can 'save up to three lives' That seems a highly exaggerated best case scenario. I'm curious, how many lives are really saved from a unit of blood? ...
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Why are some medicines recommended to be taken with a high dose and low frequency?

Alendronate sodium is an osteoporosis medicine commonly recommended as a once-a-week 70 mg dose. Why not 35 mg twice a week? or 10 mg daily? I am guessing that a more steady intake like this would be ...
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Why can't we give blood within 8 days after taking an anti-inflammatory?

I'm used to regularly giving my blood and other blood components (plasma and platelets), but I was surprised the other day to see that one should not proceed to the donation if they consumed anti-...
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Why are Dentists specifically mentioned alongside Medical doctors in ICH-GCP guidelines number 7? [closed]

In ICH-GCP guidelines No.7 'The medical care given to, and medical decisions made on behalf of, subjects should always be the responsibility of a qualified physician or, when appropriate, of a ...
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Why do respirators have separate inhalation and exhalation valves? [closed]

Thinking mostly of the elastomeric reusable respirators like 3M 6200, 3M 6800. Why not just exhale through the filters? Then it protects both ways. Would that be a problem?
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Are there any central trackers for COVID-19 trials?

There are several aggregate central trackers for the spread of COVID-19. Like this one, for example. Is there anything similar for trials? Or trials in the pipeline? Either vaccines or treatments?
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What is the term for external tissue insufficiency due to surgery?

Please assume a case were a human had a plastic surgery to revise a scar and the surgeon mistakenly removed a bit too much of external tissue (skin/sub-cutaneous-fat) so the scar has become much ...
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Why does anybody still prescribe Citalopram with Escitalopram available (apart from price)?

As far as I could find Escitalopram is superior in every way, except for the US price (which might no longer even be the case). So why is the former still widely used worldwide? Did I miss anything? ...
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Would a vaccine made for humans work on animals who can get the same virus?

Recently it has been reported some dogs and cats getting covid-19. This doesnt seem to be so common I suppose, since we only hear about a few cases but I'm assuming they can transmit the virus anyway. ...
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Is there robotic hair removal which is selective for white hair? [closed]

Is there robotic hair removal which is selective for white hair (in young people with some 50 white hairs that happened only in the area of the utilization of some shampoos)? I would assume that a ...
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Sleeping with the penis in the vagina

Are there harmful side-effects of a couple sleeping with the penis in the vagina?
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How to do laundry to kill and prevent athlete's foot fungus?

As you may know, one of the reasons athletes's foot and jock itch fungus are so hard to kill with OTC medicines like Lotrimin and Lamisil is because after you treat it, it is extremely difficult not ...
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Disinfecting laundry — that of a likely COVID patient, or of any other possibly-infectious individual

Clothing can probably spread fungal infections (e.g. athlete's foot) from person to person. There's not a lot of evidence that clothing can spread bacterial infections. But Bloomfield et al. quote ...
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How to differentiate Split S2 from Mitral valve prolapse murmur?

If history is not available or doesn't gives a clue about the pathology, is it still possible to tell whether it is MVP or Split S2 due to pulmonary valve problems? Both split S2 and MVP's murmur( the ...
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Does watching tv or using computer for a long time in a row effects eyes?

My dad always forbids me to use computer for long time because it effects our eyesight. But I heard that using computer or watching tv for a long time doesn't effect our eyes. Now which is true?
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If i have leukimia how many years could i live the longest [closed]

What would be the good diet to eat and medicines to take, i am not fat but i have low stamina now(i used to can walk 15 kilometers with just taking less than 3 minutes break each), i could only bike ...
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What is Oral cancer and causes, symptoms and treatments? [closed]

60 percent of all people with oral cancer will survive for five years or more. I want to know about oral cancer.can you help me
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Breakthrough bleeding on progestogen-only contraception

Background In hormonal contraception, two types of hormones are used; estrogens and progestogens. The progestogens are the type of hormone that is mainly responsible for the contraceptive effects. ...

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